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Airwaves helps Radio Spectrum Managmt test TETRA

Airwaves helps Radio Spectrum Management test TETRA in New Zealand

Airwaves, the radio network operator currently trialling the TETRA network in New Zealand, is actively assisting the Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) division of the Ministry of Economic Development to define testing protocols and procedures for TETRA.

Airwaves plans to offer New Zealand’s first commercial fully digital two-way radio network, based on TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio), an international mobile radio and two-way communications standard.

“RSM asked if we could loan them equipment to help them begin their own testing on our network, as they seek to confirm the emissions are as they expect,” says William Waterworth, director, Airwaves Limited. “Of course we are only too happy to help.”

After completing a successful audit of Airwaves’ TETRA installation, RSM is now testing the Sky Tower-based TETRA repeater with both mobile and portable terminals manufactured by Teltronic and Sepura.

The terminals are supplied by Radiotronics, the New Zealand distributors for both brands.

The Ministry of Economic Development has announced it will allow digital emissions on Airwaves’ frequency from the second quarter of 2008. This will cover Airwaves’ TETRA network.


About Airwaves

Airwaves plans to offer New Zealand’s first commercial fully digital two-way radio network, based on TETRA. Currently it is completing coverage testing and proving functionality of the network.


Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) is a specialist professional mobile radio and two-way communication standard. TETRA terminals are group calling and point-to-point radios and provide mobile telephony, with a direct connection to the PSTN (public switched telephone network).

TETRA is an ETSI standard, first version published 1995. TETRA is endorsed by the European Radio Communications Committee (ERC).

It is widely used throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America by police forces, ambulance services, fire departments and the military and commercial users.

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